Who's the Sauce? Carolina Versus Memphis

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Divorces filed; wars waged; families divided - all because of BBQ sauce.  I'll be rallying the troops of BOTH sides this Sunday, May 6th in the Coca-Cola Kitchen @ the Bentonville Film Festival from 11am to 3pm - refereeing, treading the line between Carolina's mustard, vinegar based sauce and the iconic smoky, sweet Memphis variety - please come vote - but don't start a fire, a riot, or food fight - just bite, sip a Coke, and pick your favorite diplomatically - thump thump!

Carolina BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup prepared yellow mustard
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp ketchup
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce          
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp Frank's Red Hot Sauce          
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Technique

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Use immediately or refrigerate several hours or overnight to allow flavors to blend better. 

 

VERSUS

 

Memphis BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

Technique

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together all the ingredients except the oil. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 25 minutes.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon canola oil and whisk until well blended